Golden Globes, 2014

The Golden Globes were pretty fun this year. I don’t think I have any particularly deep insights about them, but here were a few highlights.

1. To no one’s great surprise, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler continue to be awesome hosts.

2. Also, Amy Poehler wins for Parks & Recreation! And Elisabeth Moss wins for Top of the Lake! And yes, maybe I haven’t watched either of these things, but I like both actresses, and I’m interested in trying out both shows. (Seriously, this might actually be the year where I FINALLY catch up on Parks & Rec. Netflix is the best.)

3. Emma Thompson drinks, doesn’t wear shoes, and is otherwise hilarious on stage.

4. Julia Louis-Dreyfuss is also pretty hilarious. I’m vaguely interested in trying Veep now, which is unfortunate because my list of To-Watch Shows is already pretty ridiculously long.

5. Kate Beckinsale goes up with P.Diddy and Usher to present the music awards because . . . why, exactly? Also, while I don’t particularly care for Usher’s music, he kind of rocked the purple suit. Certainly more than Matthew McConaughey rocked the green velvet. (Apparently, lots of people like the green velvet, but I was not a fan. I am not a fan of velvet in general, colored or otherwise.)

6. Still, I suppose it was at least more interesting than The Same Suit Every Man Wore. (I mean, good Lord. I suppose there were some subtle differences and all, but you could never catch women wearing such similar dresses without it being a Thing.)

7. Best dressed, hands down, was Lupita Nyong’o from 12 Years a Slave. She looked GORGEOUS. I am deeply envious of how beautiful this woman is. (Well, not deeply envious. I’m basically okay with my own my face, cause, you know. It’s mine, and it’d be weird to permanently trade it in. But if I could do it for a day . . . shit, yes. I would happily look like Lupita Nyong’o for a day.)

Other worthy contenders: Hayden Panettiere, Kerry Washington, Julianna Marguilies, and Emma Watson.

8. Worst dressed, on the other hand, goes to Paula Patton, I think. What the hell is that white thing on her shoulder?

Runners Up: Zoe Saldana, Drew Barrymore, Edie Falco, Julie Bowen, Olivia Wilde.

9. Spike Jonze wins Best Screenplay for Her, while Alfonso Cuaron wins Best Director for Gravity, and 12 Years a Slave wins Best Film. This is how I predict the Oscars will go as well.

10. Finally, Jon Voight wins Best Supporting Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture. (Which is the STUPIDEST category — okay, fine, fine, I’m done.) And not to totally belittle Voight’s work and all, but . . . what the hell is Ray Donovan even about again? Honestly, I kind of forgot that show even existed.

4 thoughts on “Golden Globes, 2014

  1. 1. To no one’s great surprise, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler continue to be awesome hosts.

    No, they sucked. Very safe, Jay Leno style humor. Bring back Ricky Gervais.

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